De la Fuente puts Ramos, Piqué in the prelist for Tokyo … and the rest of Primera

first_imgLuis de la Fuente has already sent the prelist for the Olympic Games, although no conclusion can be drawn. In her they are Ramos, Piqué, Navas… and the rest of Spanish players of First. The same happens with those of Second and with those who play abroad. There are also many Spanish footballers of the subsidiaries that play in Segunda B.The final list of 18 players must leave this prelist. No player who is not in it, whether under the age of 23 or older, cannot go. An important restriction, although with small print: there is no limit of soccer players. Therefore, De la Fuente has decided to include everyone so as not to close doors and also not to give any clues.In the final list only 18 players can appear and only three of them can be over 23 years old (the tournament is for those born from 1997). The decision on the three elders that will go is not taken, although very sharp. If everything goes normally, there will be three of the nine born in 1996 who were European Under-21 champions last summer (Sivera, Junior, Aguirregabiria, Fabián, Merino, Roca, Ceballos, Pedraza and Fornals). Today Ceballos, Fabián and Merino leave with advantage over the rest. Therefore, the possibility of going Ramos, Piqué, Navas or any of the players who have publicly expressed their desire to attend is remote. De la Fuente said in a recent interview with AS that “it doesn’t close the door for anyone.” It is true. There are seven months left until the Games and the picture can change a lot. There is an especially sensitive position: the center forward. There only Borja Mayoral is fixed and does not have much else to choose from De la Fuente among those under 23 who play regularly in First. Therefore, the coach knows that there may be the circumstance of having to take advantage of someone older than 23 who was not a champion last summer. But it is a possibility to which, in principle, it will only resort in case of necessity. If not, the exceptions will leave the group of nine players mentioned above …last_img read more

Harmon meets with Linden’s new Mayor to discuss plans, challenges

first_img– donates stove to Charles Roza School of Nursing during visitMinister of State, Joseph Harmon met with recently-appointed Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland on MondayMinister of State, Joseph Harmon during his meeting with Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Hollandto facilitate discussions on the way forward in fostering growth and development.Holland engaged the Minister in discussions on what the Council has in place to evolve the town into a modern city that is self-sustaining.The new Mayor said that although the Council has only been serving Linden for a short span of time, it was obstinate in its goal of transforming the large mining town.He informed that plans have already been engineered for this cause and the Council would continue to be unyielding in its objective.During the meeting, Holland also briefed Harmon on the Council’s plans for farming in the town, which would be revived through strategic planning and rehabilitation of the prominent markets, including Wismar’s. Also on the agenda was transforming the mining town into one that facilitates the thriving of businesses to ensure consistent economic growth.This will be achieved by promoting entrepreneurship which would be effective in boosting the economy in the short and long term, as well as creating more jobs.Mention was also made of reforming the infrastructural sector, addressing the requirements of acquiring housing at an affordable price and supervising the human and natural resources in line with the town’s expansion.Holland said the town of Linden would also be joining the rest of the country, including Bartica, on the drive to ‘green’ Guyana, one of the President’s goals.“It is our top priority to make Linden a green town and we have a roadmap. Some of the things we have in train are waste management, which we want to carefully reconstruct. We want to do waste to energy instead of simply disposing waste; develop landfill development strategies; find alternative energy solutions – we are looking at hydropower given the many falls, which we have around,” the Mayor said.Meanwhile, in a visit to the Charles Roza School of Nursing in Linden, Minister Harmon donated a six-burner gas stove to the students during a simple presentation ceremony.In brief remarks to the small gathering, Harmon related that he was aware of the inconvenience students faced owing to the lack of proper cooking equipment.He added that the gesture was part of plans to reach out to the public and have positive influences to help boost people development which in turn will benefit the country.last_img read more

Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgMP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“Staying on Course Towards Economic Recovery” The results are in and they are impressive.  This week, our Conservative Government presented our third report on the implementation of Canada’s Economic Action Plan which clearly demonstrates that in just over 100 days we’re already stimulating the economy and protecting and creating Canadian jobs. Other pivotal measures in the Economic Action Plan that have also been implemented include: Our strategic actions both before and during the recession have had a positive effect.  We’ve begun to see stabilization in Canada’s economic situation well in advance of other countries, as well as the early beginnings of a recovery. It’s our Conservative Government’s intention to stay on course, including in Parliament, to ensure that Canadians continue to reap the benefits of our Economic Action Plan! While in Vancouver last week I was joined by the Premier to announce the latest round of British Columbia projects in which the federal, provincial and municipal governments will invest.  A further 174 projects totalling $719-million will soon add to the frenzy of construction activity that BC residents have been witnessing throughout the past several months. Reducing the tax burden on Canadian families and businesses through significant permanent personal income tax relief and moving towards the most competitive overall tax rate on new business investment among industrialized countries.Delivering targeted, additional financial assistance to Canadians who are currently out of work, while providing skills training to help them prepare for the jobs of the future.Boosting the retail and construction industries through the Home Renovation Tax Credit and the First Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit.Ensuring the continued stability of the Canadian financial system, which has been recognized as a world leader, and improving access to financing for Canadian families and businesses. Our significant tax reductions have made Canada a more attractive place to live, invest and do business.  Tax Freedom Day now arrives 20 days earlier than when we took office.  Our financial sector remains strong and Canadian banks are secure and the most stable globally.  And Canada’s unemployment rate is a full point lower than the United States for the first time in over 30 years. Thanks to our rapid response, 90% of the Plan is already being implemented.  Funds have been committed to 7,500 infrastructure projects with 4,000 projects already launched in the first six months of our 24-month plan.  Job creating projects in communities all across Canada are underway to help cushion us against the impact of the global economic recession.  Canada came into this global recession on strong financial footing.  Our Conservative Government aggressively paid down debt, thereby allowing us to introduce temporary stimulus measures so we could swiftly come to the aid of Canadians when they needed it most.  However, this recovery is fragile.  We are not out of the woods yet, which is why it’s crucial that we continue to implement our Plan. What’s more, these activities will ensure that our cities, towns and villages possess critical infrastructure – roads, bridges, recreation facilities, sewers, water systems and more – so that communities and residents can thrive and flourish for decades to come. – Advertisement –last_img read more

From Russia with love… Brief stories from the World Cup

first_imgHis 31st birthday Sunday falls smack bang in the middle of a complex overseas work assignment for his country, but the little town of Bronnitsy is doing its best to make Lionel Messi feel at home.Argentina’s World Cup base camp, 50 kilometres from Moscow, has organised a party — ‘Bronnitsy celebrates Lionel Messi’, a sign near Argentina’s home from home announces proudly.A celebratory concert starting on the lakeside beach opposite will mark Messi’s birthday, with a birthday cake presentation later, says the flyer.Tips from the topDidier Drogba – influential figure in Romelu Lukaku’s career © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Christian PetersenRomelu Lukaku is lighting up the World Cup finals with four goals for Belgium and Didier Drogba for one could not be happier.The retired Chelsea legend is an influential presence in the life of the Manchester United striker.Their story began though before their paths crossed at Stamford Bridge.“I spoke to him when he was very young,” Drogba told the BBC. “I was on the telephone to Vincent Kompany and he said to me ‘Listen, I’m with this kid and he really wants to speak to you’.A couple of years later, he signed for Chelsea. At Chelsea I was on the massage table and he came up to me. ‘You’re my hero.When you were playing for Marseille, I looked up to you so much. I could tell you what shoes you were wearing for no matter what game and at what time you scored. I remember all that, he told me, because I was nine years old at the time… and I was 34!“He’s someone that wants to learn and I’m really happy to give him advice, and I think he’s taking advice from everyone.He’s also learning from Thierry Henry and I think when you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best.”Russian revivalRussia forward Fedor Smolov enjoying the World Cup hosts’ change of fortune © AFP / Manan VATSYAYANARussians are falling over themselves praising their national team after their two big opening match wins. But just a few weeks ago, almost no one was willing to give the 2018 World Cup hosts a chance.Riding a historic seven-match winless streak, Russian players were getting grilled in the press.“I stopped reading the sports articles after we drew with Turkey 1-1 on June 5,” said forward Fedor Smolov. “I just accepted the fact that we were the worst people in Russia.”China thumbs-upBelgium’s China-based Axel Witsel © AFPBelgium coach Roberto Martinez has issued a vote of confidence in the Chinese Super League after starting two players from the competition in the side that handed a 5-2 thrashing to Tunisia in Moscow.At one time, a lucrative Chinese move would have been considered the end of a player’s international career but Martinez said that is no longer the case.“It was a worry, whether their level would suffer by going to China,” he said after starting midfielders Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian) and Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang).“But as you saw, the players have developed a stronger mentality (in China) because they become big players in big projects. I don’t think there’s anything negative about anyone going to Chinese football.”Hands-off UzohoHands off our goalkeeper Francis Uzoho Nigeria tell clubs © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURINigerian officials have reportedly issued a hands-off to clubs sniffing around their young keeper Francis Uzoho after an impressive display to keep a clean sheet in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 win over Iceland.At just 19, Uzoho is one of the youngest players at the tournament and Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper reports an English Premier League side have sent scouts to monitor him.But Nigeria have told them to back off, wanting Uzoho, who is signed to Spain’s Deportivo La Coruna, to focus on his World Cup campaign.“We need total concentration to succeed in this competition,” a source close to the team told the newspaper.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Birthday cake for Lionel Messi © AFP / JUAN MABROMATAMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup:Messi’s 31stlast_img read more


first_imgTHURSDAY Ladera Elementary School, along with members of the Boy Scouts, will celebrate Veterans Day with recent returnees from Iraq as well as other veterans. The festivities will begin at 8:45 a.m. at 1211 Calle Almendro, Thousand Oaks. Volunteers are needed for the Los Angeles Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program (ALP) to help adults improve basic reading skills. Volunteers can attend training sessions at any of the 71 branch libraries. The Pacoima branch, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., will have tutoring service training Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A grand opening of the new Van Nuys Civic Child Development Care Center will begin at 10 a.m. at 14350 Sylvan St. An open house will follow. The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council will host a forum at 7 p.m. at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 2071 Dracena St., Los Feliz. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The North Hollywood Neighborhood Northeast Council will meet at 7 p.m. at 6755 Rhodes Ave. The West Hills Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Justice Street Elementary School, 23550 Justice St. FRIDAY: The City’s first annual international tamale festival will kick off at 3 p.m. at 1400 N. Spring St. The event will run through the weekend and will feature a best tamale contest Saturday and a tamale eating contest Sunday. Admission is free. Guide Dogs of America will be coming to the Encino Community Center at 11 a.m. to explain the importance of the trained animals. A presentation will be given. The center is located at 4935 Balboa Blvd. For information, call 818-995-1690. SATURDAY: Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church will celebrate the blessing of animals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 10158 Johanna Ave., Sunland. Pet owners can bring their pets for a blessing and have them photographed. For information, call 818-353-2500. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgPictured are Students from Loreto CS Milford who took part in Positive Mental Health week with their teachers Roisin Bn. Ní Riain, Anita Sweeney, Noel Scott, Lisa Fitzsimmons and Jacintha Edwards with facilitators Karen Duggan, Michaela McDaid and Aoife Valley.Loreto Community School in Milford are extending their teaching beyond the curriculum this week as staff and students investigate the building blocks of positive mental health.The corridors of the school are filled with a general feeling of goodwill and positivity as students are encouraged to press the pause button on their busy lives and take the time to examine the ingredients of positive mental health and happiness. Each morning the students of Loreto are given a class on a five building blocks of mental health…. give, connect, take notice, keep learning and be active.Accompanying these classes are various workshops that provide students with the necessary tools to work on improving their own positivity and mental health. Senior students have received a talk on “Time to Start Talking” presented by Karen Duggan from Jigsaw Letterkenny. Michaela McDaid from Salins Project has presented a workshop on “Provoking Thoughts” to all Junior Students. All the fifth year students of the school have been part of meditation sessions facilitated by Aoife Valley. Parents are encouraged to get involved in the school’s Positive Mental Health week. Each morning, parents receive a text on the lesson of the day and are asked to discuss this theme with their child at home. A Parents’ Talk has also been organised to highlight the key issues impacting on the mental health and well being of young people.In the midst of exam preparation, study and teenage pressures, Loreto CS is offering it’s students a valuable opportunity to examine their mental health and encouraging them to adopt attitudes and habits that could ensure a more positive outlook on life and overall greater happiness. It is quite possible that this week, the students of Loreto will be taught the most valuable lessons of their lives. LORETO MILFORD TEACHERS AND STUDENTS GET BEHIND POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Loreto Community School MilfordPositive mental Health weeklast_img read more

Public given more time to have their say on TEN-T Network

first_imgDonegal County Council has announced an extension on the timeframe for feedback on the TEN-T road network.Large levels of interest in the Emerging Preferred Route Corridors had led to the feedback period being extended until 29th March 2019.Three sections of the TEN-T Network in Donegal have been prioritised for improvement and these are the N15/N13 Ballybofey / Stranorlar Urban Region, the N56/N13 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham and the N14 Manorcunningham to Lifford / Strabane / A5 Link. Public consultation events took place in February in Lifford, Ballybofey and Letterkenny to allow the public to view and comment on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridors identified. Due to the level of interest and requests for an extension of time, feedback is now requested by 29th March 2019.Information presented at the recent public consultations is available at and comments and observations can also be made here.Following confirmation of the Preferred Route Corridor, the scheme Design will be developed and Environmental Impact Assessment Report will be prepared.The TEN-T Network in Donegal is a TII Funded Project and is being undertaken by Donegal County Council with design consultants RPS Consulting Engineers / Barry Transportation. Public given more time to have their say on TEN-T Network was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilTEN-T Networklast_img read more

Action group to appeal Ballyness Bay aquaculture licences

first_imgThe ‘Save Ballyness Bay’ community action group has announced plans to appeal the 14 licences granted for their beloved bay.Fourteen of 18 applications for licenses to create clam and oyster farms in Ballyness Bay in Cloughaneely were granted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine last week.The licenses are for a mix of farming Pacific Oysters using bags and trestles and clams on wooden trays under mesh. The decision was met with shock and anger by the ‘Save Ballyness Bay’ committee, who did not want aquaculture farming in an area they are citing as one of outstanding natural beauty and invaluable to the local tourism sector.A committee meeting took place in Falcarragh on Thursday night, where members voted overwhelmingly to appeal Minister Creed’s decision as a citizens group.A statement from the group said: ” It is too early to speak about this process. However Save Ballyness Bay community action group assure the public that it will be discussed at an appropriate time and in an appropriate forum. SBB believes that it would be premature to discuss the details of this matter at this time.”Action group to appeal Ballyness Bay aquaculture licences was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

In the Beginning, Hydrogen: Was It Miller Time?

first_imgA press release from University of Colorado says that the spark-discharge experiments of Stanley Miller in the 1950s (see 05/02/2003 entry) might be relevant again.  Why?  Researchers used new models to estimate the amount of hydrogen in the early earth’s atmosphere, and came up with numbers 100 times higher than before.  If hydrogen did not escape as fast as scientists have thought, it might have composed 30 to 40% of the earth’s atmosphere.    After the initial enthusiasm of the Miller experiment, scientists began to realize that the early earth’s atmosphere was not “reducing” (hydrogen rich) and contained more carbon dioxide.  Nitrogen and carbon dioxide do not produce the amino acids and other building blocks of life in Miller-type experiments.  But if the model of these scientists is correct, hydrogen might have stayed around long enough to contribute organic molecules to the early oceans.  This would mean the old primordial soup icon may be back in business.  In Science Express, their abstract states, “The organic soup in the oceans and ponds on the early Earth would have been a more favorable place for the origin of life than previously thought.”  (Emphasis added.)Give them a universe filled with organic soup.  Concentrate it and stir it and feed it lots of energy.  It won’t help.  Life will not crawl out.  To convince yourself once and for all, read our online book that climaxes in chapter 7 with the calculation for getting just one simple, usable protein molecule by chance under ideal conditions, even with incredibly generous concessions to make it easier for chance to succeed.  This is not just one contrived calculation by one individual: the same conclusion has been reached repeatedly, independently, by numerous scientists, including Fred Hoyle and even Carl Sagan.  Those who continue to believe it realize that it is hopeless to expect a primitive cell by chance alone, so they jump to the next fallacy by inserting natural selection where it doesn’t belong: i.e., before a complex, self-replicating system existed (see ch. 5).    Everyone in the field knows how improbable it is to get a protein, RNA or DNA molecule by chance, yet they continue to hope against hope that simple molecules might have gotten organized into self-replicating machines if just the ingredients were present.  Phillip Johnson once pointed out how the believers in chemical evolution always focus on getting the right chemicals, but have no idea about where the information came from.  Without recognizing the vital necessity of information in the origin of life, this meager attempt to breathe hydrogen gas into the Miller myth is too little, too late.  Materialists need to get off their chemical soup diet and learn to handle the meat of information theory.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Golf in 2010: SA’s sixth major winner

first_imgVery quickly, the golfing world learnt about the South African who goes by the nickname of “Shrek”, and he certainly won many fans with his smiling, humble demeanour. Addressing the media afterwards, Clark said: “Behind the majors this is the biggest tournament and the best field out there, and you’re always going to look at the history of the majors, but this is certainly … if there’s a number five this is it, but this is just a huge honour and everything that comes with it. Yeah, it’s a very proud day.” Lee-Ann PaceOn the Ladies European Tour, Lee-Anne Pace enjoyed a wonderful year and became the first South African to capture the Order of Merit. She also won the Players’ Player of the Year Award after receiving the most votes from her peers. Oosthuizen’s achievements were recognised by the Laureus World Sports Awards in December when he was named as a finalist for the World Breakthrough of the Year. He was the only South African to earn a nomination in any category. South African golfers provided many highlights in 2010, but none more than Louis Oosthuizen, who scored an extraordinary seven-shot victory in the British Open at Saint Andrews in July. At the end of March, Oosthuizen had secured his first European Tour victory in the Open de Andalucia de Golf in Malaga. It came only a week after he narrowly missed out on the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. He had led heading into the final round, but ended up settling for second. By topping the Order of Merit, Pace earned herself a valuable 10-year Tour exemption. Just two weeks later, he was back in the winner’s circle after a two-shot victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Asked how it felt to win two tournaments in a row, Els said: “It’s an amazing feeling, really. It can be one of the toughest games, cruellest games in the world, and then you sit here, it’s one of the nicest games. Sapa quoted the legendary Gary Player as saying: “I wish she was my daughter.” She won an astonishing five times, in the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe, the Finnair Masters, the Sanya Ladies Open, and the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open. In 2011, Schwartzel and Oosthuizen will contest the US PGA Tour. Ernie Els’ return to formMeanwhile, while Louis Oosthuizen enjoyed a career-best year, his mentor Ernie Els returned to the form that made him a long time world top-five-ranked golfer, and with that form came victories. In mid-March, he celebrated his first victory in two years when he conquered the Blue Monster and Doral to win the World Golf Championships-CA Championship by four shots from fellow South African Charl Schwartzel. Two-time winnerCharl Schwartzel, too, was a two-time winner. His victories were scored early in the year in South African-based European Tour events. By winning The Open, he joined Bobby Locke, Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and Trevor Immelman as South Africans who have had their names engraved on major trophies. The Big Easy wasn’t done winning yet and later in the year added the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Royal Port in Bermuda to his long list of career titles. He had previously won it in 1997. For many years Clark had been a consistent performer on the US PGA Tour, but inexplicably had never broken through to win. It took him 206 tournaments to do so, but it was a thrilling and deserved victory went it finally arrived. In early January he claimed the African Open at the East London Golf Club with a 20-under-par total of 272. A week later he captured the Joburg Open by a sensational six shots after shooting a seven-under-par 64 in the third round and a five-under 66 over the last 18 holes. Tim Clark’s breakthroughFor many South African golf fans, one of the moments they most savoured in 2010 was the victory of Tim Clark in The Players Championship. It was his fifth European Tour win and the third of those that had been achieved in South Africa. Major winners 22 December 2010 “To win an Open Championship is special, but to win it here at Saint Andrews is something you dream about,” he said afterwards. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more